Infrastructure Cost Management

Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) providers supply the underlying virtual machines that power Xi Frame accounts. If your Xi Frame account infrastructure is managed by Frame (you did not bring your own cloud account), you will consume IaaS credits when virtual machines (“VMs” or “instances”) are powered on. Each instance type has an IaaS credit consumption rate which effectively maps to the cost per hour. With Xi Frame-managed infrastructure, usage (compute) is charged at $0.01 per credit for all available subscription plans. Credits are also consumed when using storage (such as disk volumes for your VMs) or special add-ons like VPN gateways. The tables below display consumption rates and specifications for each instance type by IaaS provider. Add-ons are listed below as well.

Microsoft Azure

Frame System Native Name RAM vCPU GPU Usage Ideal For
Air 4GB D1_V2 4 GB 1 12 credits per hour General purpose apps: Office, coding/IDE
Air 8GB D2_V2 8 GB 2 24 credits per hour General purpose graphics apps: Photo editing, 2D CAD
Pro 56GB NV6 56 GB 6 1 GPU 150 credits per hour Graphics-intensive apps: SolidWorks, Creo, video editing
Pro 224GB NV24 224 GB 24 4 GPUs 600 credits per hour Rendering and simulation. Get results up to 10x faster.
Edge 8GB F4_V2 8 GB 4 60 credits per hour Applications that benefit from high-performance processors. Batch processing workloads. Typically used for Utility Servers.
Edge 32GB E4_V3 32 GB 4 80 credits per hour In-memory business critical workloads such as databases. Typically used for Utility Servers.
Azure Storage Size Price
1 GB Standard SSD 0.02 credits per hour

Amazon Web Services (AWS)

Frame System Native Name RAM vCPU GPU Usage Ideal For
Air 4GB t2.medium 4 GB 2 12 credits per hour General purpose apps: Office, coding/IDE
Air 8GB t2.large 8 GB 2 24 credits per hour General purpose graphics apps: Photo editing, 2D CAD
Pro 16GB g2.2xlarge 16 GB 8 1 GPU 125 credits per hour Lowest price with GPU
Pro 32GB g3s.xlarge 32 GB 4 1 GPU 170 credits per hour Graphics-intensive apps: SolidWorks, Creo, video editing
Pro 122GB g3.4xlarge 122 GB 16 1 GPU 340 credits per hour Rendering and simulation. Get results up to 10x faster.
Edge 8GB c4.xlarge 7.5 GB 4 60 credits per hour Applications that benefit from high-performance processors. Batch processing workloads. Typically used for Utility Servers.
Edge 16GB m4.xlarge 16 GB 4 60 credits per hour In-memory business critical workloads such as databases. Typically used for Utility Servers.
AWS Storage Size Price
1 GB Standard SSD 0.02 credits per hour

Google Cloud Platform - Early Access

Frame System Native Name RAM vCPU GPU Usage Ideal For
Air 8GB n1-standard-2 Windows 7.5 GB 2 30 credits per hour General purpose apps: Office, coding/IDE
Air 16GB n1-standard-4 Windows 15 GB 4 60 credits per hour General purpose graphics apps: Photo editing, 2D CAD
Pro 16GB n1-standard-4-GPU-P4 Windows 16 GB 4 1 GPU 150 credits per hour Lowest price with GPU
Pro 60GB n1-standard-16-GPU-P4 Windows 60 GB 16 1 GPU 300 credits per hour Graphics-intensive apps: SolidWorks, Creo, video editing
Edge 8GB n1-highcpu-8 Windows 7.5 GB 8 100 credits per hour Applications that benefit from high-performance processors. Batch processing workloads. Typically used for Utility Servers.
Edge 26GB n1-highmem-4 Windows 26 GB 4 70 credits per hour In-memory business critical workloads such as databases. Typically used for Utility Servers.
Google Cloud Platform Storage Size Price
1 GB Standard SSD 0.04 credits per hour

Note

Consumption rates are subject to change and may vary by region. Consumption rates shown in the tables above are for US datacenters.

See also

  • Our Capacity Management documentation provides more information about managing your usage and conserving infrastructure costs.
  • Our Analytics documentation discusses how to interpret usage trends through the Xi Frame interface.

Additional Add-ons

Add-on Price
VPN Gateway 20,000 credits per month (up to 1 TB data egress)